Today's News

  • County services affected by MLK holiday

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 20. because this is a holiday for county employees, county services will be affected.

    There will be no garbage pick-up Monday. Instead, sanitation crews will run a double route on Tuesday. Residents are asked to put their trash out early on Tuesday for this reason.

  • Weekend basketball games remain on schedule

    Basketball games scheduled for tonight, Jan. 13, and tomorrow, Jan. 14, will go on as scheduled, Marion County High School Athletics Director Robby Peterson said.

    The Marion County boys are scheduled to host Campbellsville at 7:30 tonight.

    The Autism Awareness Classic will also be played Saturday at the Roby Dome. The Autism Awareness Classic, which includes seven games, will begin at 11 a.m.

    The schedule for the Autism Awareness Classic is as follows:

    11 a.m. Green County vs. Mercer County (girls)

  • Knights Game to be Played

    The Marion County Knights junior varsity/varsity basketball game against Campbellsville will be played tonight at the regularly scheduled time.  The JV team is set to begin at 6:00 P.M. with the varsity to follow.

  • Wilson wins Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman

    For the second consecutive year, Marion County's Distinguished Young Woman has become the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman.

    Paige Wilson won the 2012 state program Saturday evening at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Wilson will go on to represent the state in the national program later this year.

    Marion County's Christine Mattingly was the 2011 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman.

    Look for more about Wilson's win in the Jan. 18 print edition.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Friday

    Marion County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 13, due to hazardous road conditions.

  • Winter Weather Cancels Sporting Events

    With the winter weather making an appearance, a couple of MCHS sporting events have been cancelled.  The AquaKnights swim meet and the Lady Knights freshman and junior varsity game at Washington County, both originally scheduled for Thursday night, have been cancelled.  At this time, the swim meet is tentatively rescheduled for next Thursday January 19th at 6:00 P.M. and no make-up date for the basketball game has been set.

  • First-grader recovering from fall

    A West Marion Elementary School student returned to school one day after falling from gym bleachers before classes started Jan. 11.
    West Marion Principal Benji Mattingly said the student, a first-grader, may have been leaning on a rail on the bleachers when he fell from the third or fourth bleacher and hit his head on the floor.
    "I don't know for certain, but the railing may not have been in the loop the correct way. When it fell, he fell," Mattingly said.

  • Lady Knights win 13th game

  • New year, new political cycle

    The General Assembly has opened its 2012 session, which means state politics are going to be unavoidable for at least a few more months.
    Last Wednesday, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills took part in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce's legislative breakfast. They discussed some topics that have previously been reported in the Enterprise, such as legislation regarding pill mills, school bus advertising and redistricting.

  • Opening the door

    In many ways, the Marion County Industrial Foundation is a mystery. For decades, a collection of local business leaders and public officials have met regularly to help design an economic development strategy for our community.
    Nevertheless, what the foundation does has been unclear to many of us. The foundation provides oversight over the Marion County Economic Development Office, but unlike the Lebanon City Council or the Marion County Fiscal Court, the industrial foundation is not considered a public agency, at least, not in the eyes of the law.